This thread is very encouraging. I'll probably be ready to upgrade my
TS in the next year or two. I need to get a new mountain bike too
Anyway, has anybody heard if Grizzly has a hybrid on the way?
I'm hoping for one at a good price (I love my Griz 14" BS). Either way,
I'm going to need to get into Sears to take a look at these saws. Very
encouraging. I'm not anti-Craftsman, but my only Craftsman stuff is
farly old. My TS is a 1979 Craftsman contractor's saw, and works well
enough for me to keep it for the last 6 years as I got into this hobby.
AFAIK, nobody has a hybrid tablesaw/mountain bike for sale,
but it _certainly_ won't be Searz who comes out with one if
one is built some day.
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Sorry, had the dust collector on, running the planer on 8" oak planks,
wearing my earmuffs.
Wait, my ears are still ringing. Get back to me in a couple days.
I just bought the 22124 and mobile base. With C-club, sale and
delivery $789.99 before tax and am waiting on a $60.00 rebate. I
looked at Delta & General (local dealer) and read all I could on
Grizzly and Powermatic. I'm graduating from 25yrs with a Shopsmith
and cannot believe how much easier a big, stays in place table, is to
use. I've been doing woodworking for 25 yrs, but since I'm not a pro,
I probably have 1 yr experience repeated 25 times!
3 horse, 3 belts are probably bare minimums for a cabinet shop but too
much for me. What sold me was Sear's, try it; see if you like it
policy. And so far, I like it. The blade/table alignment was perfect
out of the box. The fence cursor screw holes didn't match up, but
Bessy says they will send a new replacement. The Sears guys put mine
right in the shop for me.
I do have 1 question though. Are all cabinet saws quiet? My neighbor
has a Sears contractor saw and a friend has a JET saw and I have a
Shopsmith. It is impossible to talk over the noise of either. This
22124 is so quiet ripping oak that you can speak normally. Scary
My contractor's saw is that quiet. Maybe it's all relative. I graduated
from a screaming universal motor contraption that made every bit of the
same racket whethere there was a blade on the arbor or not. Now all I hear
is the gentle whisking of carbide ripping through the air. It was kind of
unsettling at first.
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Induction motors are much quieter than universal motors and their associated
gearboxes. But what you might be sensing between these saws is the blade. In my
limited experience, the thin kerf baldes are noisier cutting than the
conventional, full thickness blade.
Yes, but the Craftsman blade is a Leitz variable pitch--means the teeth and
gullets vary in size more than in most--thin kerf. The overall blade design
does make it quiet, though, and the saw itself is very quiet.
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